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Old 08-13-2003, 08:04 AM
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W123 turn signals - Waving & flapping like a lunatic..

Hi - everything electrical in the W123 230E I have is fine, apart from the fact that the turn indicators are not working.

Either of them.

Does the individual turn signals have their own relays compared to the master hazard? The hazards are fine!!

They *both* literally failed today on the highway... so I am waving & flapping my arms about like a lunatic!

Where do I start?

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1985 W123 230TE (96K miles - stinkingly nice!)
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Old 08-13-2003, 10:42 AM
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In addition...

Does the turn signal have it's own relay? I know the hazards do... but I don't know to change this component or not...?

anyone?!

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1984 W123 230E Saloon/Sedan! (82k miles - Ice Blue as new)
1985 W123 230TE (96K miles - stinkingly nice!)
1995 W124 E320 Wagon (130k miles)
Future projects:
Sportline Suspension W124, W123 TE restoration, A/C, cruise & powered seats retrofit!

>Based in the UK!
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Old 08-13-2003, 12:05 PM
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According to the diagram in the Haynes manual, the same unit is used for the hazard flasher and turn signals. I dimly recall it being under the dash on the left on US cars. Dunno where they would put it in a RHD car.
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Old 08-13-2003, 12:40 PM
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Thanks Chuck - I'll have a gander and see what I can turn up..

anyone else *know* where this damn thing is?!
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http://www.bonnemay.co.uk/pics/W123_48.gif
1984 W123 230E Saloon/Sedan! (82k miles - Ice Blue as new)
1985 W123 230TE (96K miles - stinkingly nice!)
1995 W124 E320 Wagon (130k miles)
Future projects:
Sportline Suspension W124, W123 TE restoration, A/C, cruise & powered seats retrofit!

>Based in the UK!
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Old 08-13-2003, 12:57 PM
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Sorry

I didn't read it closely enough - it is labeled "4-way flasher switch timer" so it may be integral with the hazard switch itself.
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Old 08-13-2003, 01:05 PM
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Hmm, thanks - when you say "under the dash" - do you mean the instrument cluster or behind the glovebox?!

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1984 W123 230E Saloon/Sedan! (82k miles - Ice Blue as new)
1985 W123 230TE (96K miles - stinkingly nice!)
1995 W124 E320 Wagon (130k miles)
Future projects:
Sportline Suspension W124, W123 TE restoration, A/C, cruise & powered seats retrofit!

>Based in the UK!
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Old 08-13-2003, 01:27 PM
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No - sounds like it is part of the switch!
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